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Researchers at +Northwestern University have developed a model that could give computers the ability to reason more like humans and even make moral decisions.

“In terms of thinking like humans, analogies are where it’s at. Humans use relational statements fluidly to describe things, solve problems, indicate causality, and weigh moral dilemmas.” Professor Ken Forbus +Northwestern Engineering

The research is supported by AFOSR PO: LtCol Brian Lutz #BasicResearch   #ComputerScience   #ElectricalEngineering   #InformationScience   #Analogies
Using the power of analogy, Ken Forbus’s structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.
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“Everyone needs to know some computer science. It’s a way of approaching the world.”

Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, visited campus as part of our Dean’s Seminar Series to discuss ways that computer science should expand to confront societal challenges.

http://bit.ly/1N2PLHa
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Do you feel like you're not getting what you pay for when it comes to inflight WiFi? A Northwestern Engineering team wants you to use Wi-Fly, a new inflight app to help it collect data.

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Fabián Bustamante and his team developed an application to help them characterize inflight WiFi’s system challenges — and eventually to help improve it.
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At Northwestern Engineering, we don’t just teach whole-brain engineering. We live it. A software developer and musician, Professor Bryan Pardo combines his two passions to make audio production software more accessible. bit.ly/22N7eYD

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The BBC explains how Northwestern Engineering professor Aleksandar Kuzmanovic's 'Wi-FM' technique could be the solution to slow Wi-Fi.

http://bbc.in/1UnMr8v
Could using FM signals be the solution to a slow wi-fi connection?
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At Northwestern Engineering, we’re combining careful analysis with wild creativity to put big ideas into action, solve global problems, and imagine what’s next. Watch as we use whole-brain engineering to take the world in a whole new direction.

https://youtu.be/RdFIG4PTYMs
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Northwestern is strengthening its commitment to computer science by adding 20 new faculty members. Half of the new positions will have joint appointments with other departments to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.

http://bit.ly/1Vwj5Ic
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At Northwestern, big ideas are launched daily. Our new Ideas at the Intersection site gives a glimpse into the interdisciplinary, innovative ideas coming out of our classes and student groups. Take a peek and discover what’s next.

http://ideas.northwestern.edu
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Northwestern Engineering’s Kris Hammond explores the human dilemmas of ethics and artificial intelligence in Re/code.
http://on.recode.net/20CANtw
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Anticipatory shipping? An Internet of Everything? Entrepreneur and 1871 CEO Howard Tullman discussed 10 tech trends for the future as part of our Dean’s Seminar Series on January 27.

http://bit.ly/1nMdWgQ
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We hope you have a happy holiday weekend!  We can’t wait to see what challenges you overcome and discoveries you make in 2016.
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Northwestern Engineering professor Aleksandar Kuzmanovic and his research team are using an unlikely source to boost wireless Internet performance: FM radio. 

http://bit.ly/1klvn70
Wi-FM allows wireless networks to communicate with one another through FM radio signals to determine the best times to send data and avoid data traffic jams.
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